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The conversation around climate change today is polarized. Rather than continuing the current “us vs. them argument,” art can help shift our mentality toward fixing what we know to be problematic. Attracting conservative support by leading with energy variety, technological innovation, and potential jobs is an attempt to cross the bridge and unite conservative, moderate,… Continue reading Take a Look at Potential Future: 2050 By Margaret White in the Current Issue of PA!
In this issue, you will find an eclectic collection of work, including first person creative reflections on practice and articles highlighting global research.
1.Te lalolagi e faigata, tatou ke toka ki Siona fou i luga. Au fia fano. Au e fia fano kite fakai gali fou. Ne fakatoka ne toku aliki mo tatou katoa. (This world is complicated, we have to get ready to go to Zion up there. I want to go, I want to go to… Continue reading Check Out the Work of Mariko Yoshida, An Author in the Upcoming Issue of Practicing Anthropology!
Key words: liminality, identity, positionality, reflexivity As of March 15, 2018, Syria entered into its eighth year of civil war. An estimate of 470,000 people were killed, including around 55,000 children (Barnard 2016). The war produced dire humanitarian situations as thousands of people were arrested, killed, tortured, injured, or displaced. One major disaster became known… Continue reading Check out Liminal Identity: Reconstruction of Syrian Identity in Trump’s America By May Mzayek in the January Issue of PA!
News this summer of immigration authorities heartlessly separating families, incarcerating asylum-seeking parents, and imprisoning children riveted the attention of people around the world and brought on the disapprobation of world leaders (Ward 2018), the United Nations human rights chief (Morello 2018), and Amnesty International (Sayers 2018). In response to public outrage, President Donald Trump issued… Continue reading An Unlikely Cause: The Struggle for Driver’s Licenses to Prevent Family Separation By Jennifer R. Guzmán and Melanie A. Medeiros in the January Issue of PA!
Do you write non-fiction, fiction, poetry, policy briefs, or other writing for non-academic audiences? Practicing Anthropology would like to hear from you. Anthropologists have the potential to reach a wide audience, though we don’t always know how to develop writing and other media to reach beyond the discipline. The Practicing Anthropology editorial team is soliciting… Continue reading Call for Submissions – Deadline March 1
Searching Solidarity Walking through the mountains between ravines inside myself, I felt that everything was finished with me. That my ancestors did not leave a flower in me that could bloom among so many weeds and among so many thorns...... Until one uncommon day, when the winds are released from their routines starting, contrary new… Continue reading Creative Works, October Issue: Searching Solidarity
What is Colibrí? The Colibrí Center for Human Rights is a family advocacy organization that works to end the deaths of people who migrate through the United States – México Border. Colibrí is a nonprofit and a non-governmental organization based in Tucson, Arizona. Colibrí works with families and forensic scientists at the Pima County Office… Continue reading Check out our Q&A with Colibrí Center for Human Rights in the October issue